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  • 30th Annual Fredericksburg Food & Wine Festival

    The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest celebrates its 30th event this year! Twenty-two Texas wineries will be pouring their wines, Texas craft beer including Altstadt, Real Ale and Shiner, a variety of Texas-made products, Grape Expectations Cooking featuring four chefs, Gargantuan grape toss, fabulous music, food concessionaires and more!
    Sat. Oct. 23, 12pm-7pm  
    Fredericksburg
  • Texas Hemp Harvest Festival

    Presented by Sweet Sensi, The Texas Hemp Harvest Festival will feature Ky-Mani Marley, Gary P. Nunn, Cas Haley, The Mau Mau Chaplins, The Supervillians, Big Mon, Bo Porter, Armadillo Road, Soulfiya with Wi'Deya, Pure Luck - FT. JK Pinkus, Doug Moreland, and The Derailers. The event is produced by farmers, processors, manufacturers, and retailers to celebrate their harvest with Texas!
    Sat. Oct. 23, 10am-11pm  
    Carson Creek Ranch
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    14th Annual Puppy Bowl

    Are you ready for some football? This year, Austin Humane Society's beloved event is going virtual. A $5 donation gets you a chance to suggest a name for the puppy quarterbacks. Then tune in on game day to see adoptable puppies, watch the adorable MVP races, and hear whose names suggestions won. VIP (Very Important Puppy) tix come with swag, a T-shirt, and entry into a virtual trivia game. There's so much more fun in store; get all the details online!
    Sat., Feb. 6. $5; $35 for VIP.  
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      Lydia Street Gallery: Attachment

      Deanna Miesch's new gallery on the Eastside debuts with an exhibition of drawings and sculptural works by Austin's Stephen Daly.
      Reception: Fri. Feb. 26, 6-10pm
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      AFWA: Citywide Sugar High Bake Sale

      The Austin Food & Wine Alliance is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a citywide online bake sale supporting local restaurants, featuring sweet and savory goodies crafted by Austin’s best: bakers and pastry chefs: Abby Jane Bakery, Chicken Salad Shoppe, Bakery Lorraine, Bento Picnic, Cold Ones Pops, Contigo, Cookbook Bakery, El Alma, Foreign & Domestic, Garbo’s, Julie Myrtille Bakery, Killa Wasi, Lola’s Donuts, SRSLY Chocolate, and Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop. Order by Feb. 10, and the love-inspired treats will be available for pickup at Last Straw (914 E. Sixth) on February 14. Or – get 'em delivered! See website for details on this amazing array of delectables.
      Feb. 4-10. $12-55.  
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      Black History Month With Austin Music Foundation

      AMF will celebrate Black History Month by featuring 28 days of Austin music history told through a series of stories by rock maverick Bevis M. Griffin, the first Black glam rock artist in Texas. Follow along on their blog all month.
      Through Feb. 28  
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      Black History Month With Texas State Parks

      Park rangers from around Texas, including the Buffalo Soldier Heritage Outreach Program and the Texas Outdoor Family staff, are debuting a new series of virtual programs celebrating Black history, culminating in a live, interactive trivia challenge at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27.
      Through Feb. 27  
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      Black History With Outschool

      Local teachers are using the platform Outschool to reach more students to educate about Black history. Check out the many, many activities and classes online by searching "Black History Month" and sort by age group, date, and more.
      Through Feb. 28  
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      Cloud Tree Studio: We Talk to Colors

      Rachel Koper is the curator of this group show of paintings. "I just wanted to fill the space with color and paintings," she tells us. "It's a salon-style hanging of pieces with gestural realism and some abstracts, just this colorful mix of oil and acrylic artworks." Sure, and since the group of artists includes Chris Chappell, John Cobb, Heyd Fontenot(!), Yamin Li, Andrea Munoz Martinez, John Mulvany, Johari Palacio, Charles Randolph, and Koper herself – well, we're excited to see this stuff. Check the website to make your appointment soon.
      Through Feb.23
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      Davis Gallery: As the World Stood Still

      This is a retrospective of the creative journey that painter Kevin Greer started alone inside his studio during the lockdown that continued through this past month. You want to see some vivid, multicolored abstractions like strategically shattered shards of somebody's lysergic and fire-marked dreams? Then, says Brenner, you should see this.
      Through March 6
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      Dell Children's Ball

      Hear stories of triumph and inspiration from Austin’s front-line workers and Dell Children's brave patients and their families, bookended by a virtual happy hour and music from Lukas Nelson.
      Sat., Feb. 6, 7pm  
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      grayDUCK Gallery: A Study of Fences

      Renee Lai's new work focuses on the picket fence, a structure she associates with the traditional suburban American home, and explores what gets included and what gets excluded in the vision of American society.
      Through Feb. 7  
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      ICOSA: Meet Me at the Water

      Inside the front window of ICOSA, Kate Csillagi and Brooke Gassiot create scapes using video, mixed media, and shadow play. Note: The exhibition is viewable through the glass only to ensure everyone can safely peer inside at any hour of the day. "Please wear your mask and come check it out."
      Through Feb. 14
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      Ivester Contemporary: Songs with Creature

      This solo exhibition features the elaborate abstract creations of Ryan Thayer Davis, the paintings often including "vibrant intersecting layers of shapes and color that vaguely resemble fantastic machines, which seem to be set into perpetual motion by their own complexities."
      Through Feb. 27
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      Link & Pin: Sanando: Healing

      This community altarpiece and show by Kill Joy, whose work is an interpretation of world mythology and a study of ancient symbols, is presented in conjunction with Print Austin.
      Through Feb. 14
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      National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Testing

      Free HIV/STI testing for ages 16 & up. The QTs at the Q are also giving away free merch and gift cards to participants, too.
      Sat., Feb. 6, noon-6pm. Free.  
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      Northern-Southern: Baton

      This is a group show by relay, begun in July of 2020 as a method of socially distancing a community in the height of the pandemic: Artists took turns alone in the space, each adding to the exhibition. Now, as it nears its close, the exhibition resembles a community in which work converses and overlaps. With Adreon Henry, Vy Ngo, Dawn Okoro, Leon Alesi, Matt Steinke, Sev Coursen, Stella Alesi, and more.
      Closing reception: Sat., July 24, 3-9pm
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      Northern-Southern: To

      Have we mentioned how we can't even with this Phillip Niemeyer and his Northern-Southern gallery? And that we mean that in a good way? Listen: While the artistic takeover called Baton continues in the N-S venue on East 12th, here comes another wide-ranging project set in and around the city itself, a group show of paths and directions considered as art experience – installed outdoors, in semi-wild public spaces across Austin and beyond. This show encompasses "audio tours, trails, portals, sculpture, digital media, instructions, new landmarks, wayfinding marks, sibyls, remote running sessions, and care stations." And the artists providing this panoply of discovery? Adreon Denson Henry, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Amanda Julia Steinback, Amy Scofield & Lisa Hallee, Emma Hadzi Antich, Laura Latimer, Chris Lyons, Ted Carey, Sean Ripple, Staci Maloney & Michelle Smolensky, Tammy West, and Zoe Berg. Recommended. Five stars. 10/10. Get out of the house and remap your territory!
      Through Feb. 28. Free.  
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      PrintAustin 2021

      Artists, curators, galleries, and museums come together to present more than 30 print-focused exhibitions, artist and curator talks, workshops, and demonstrations taking place during PrintAustin's monthlong festival. With both safe in-person and online events, the 2021 program will appeal to all levels of printmakers, collectors, and dilettantes. See our coverage here for more.
      Through Feb. 15
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      PrintEXPO 2021

      PrintAustin’s annual print fair returns for a one-day virtual conference and exhibition featuring printmakers from around the globe, gathered to demonstrate traditional and unconventional printmaking techniques, discuss the histories and contemporary adaptations of the medium, and share and sell their latest works.
      Sat., Feb. 6, 10am-4pm. Free.  
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      Same Time Next Year

      This is Bernard Slade's romantic comedy about a love affair between two people who, while married to others, rendezvous once a year. It's one of the world’s most widely produced plays – and a beloved film – in which 25 years of manners and morals are embodied by these periodical, adulterous lovers. Now you can catch it live in Georgetown, as directed by Damon Brown at the Palace Theatre.
      Through Feb. 28. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $32-34.  
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      Shrewd Productions: Be My Valentine

      The unstoppable and ever-romantic Shrewds have created a unique, multidisciplinary offering for their patrons (note: that's you, citizen) by collaborating with poets, writers, visual artists, and performers to offer hand-crafted, custom valentines. Sign up to receive a surprise Valentine from a Shrewd performer for yourself – or send one as a gift.
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      The Femme Abstract

      Moya McIntyre of Dimension Gallery is the producer for the second showing of this much-loved group show, a multi-artist group exhibition featuring local abstract artwork by women in a 20,000-square-foot space on Springdale. Was the Austin Chronicle's Robert Faires impressed? Here's what he reported.
      Through Feb. 30. Saturdays, noon-5pm  
      979 Springdale
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      Uchi & Uchiko: Valentine's Treats

      We know where Valentine's Day came from, and we really like where it's going: Directly to your palate, with love, from the virtuosi of viands at Uchi and Uchiko. Uchi's offering a Caviar Box ($120) filled with smoked trout roe and Kaluga hybrid caviar, vinegar and truffle potato chips, ume boshi shallot, chives, black garlic crème fraîche, and celery root chips. Uchiko touts a Caviar Box (also $120) featuring smoked trout roe and Kaluga hybrid caviar, sunchoke chips, crème fraîche, black onion soubise, chives/shallots, and egg yolk/whites. But if that's too, ah, fishy for your tastes, citizen, look here: Chef Ariana Quant has conjured a Sweet Box ($70) stocked with passion fruit marshmallows, pâte de fruit, chocolate nougat currants, chocolate bon-bon, and more – and a half bottle of brut rosé. Call them – yes, on your phone – to place an order before they've sold out.
      Order by Feb. 11
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      147 Devices for Integrated Principles

      Big Medium presents a new collaboration between Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Kirk Lynn, and Peter Stopschinski. "Rooted in our society’s ever-growing desire to exercise control over our lives through various devices, 147 Devices for Integrated Principles is informed by the artists’ experiences during Hurricane Harvey." The result: A sensational new work of installation that features photography, video, sculpture, and an interactive closing Zoom event. Entry by appointment only.
      Through Feb. 27  
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      Aba's Mediterranean Valentine Feast

      How tasty is this offering from that excellent Mediterranean place just south of Downtown? Hint: Aba's dinner for two will include lobster bisque, smoky garlic hummus with housemade bread, ahi tuna tabouli, brussels sprouts, beef tenderloin with truffled potatoes, Isot chocolate cake, and a bottle of Giuliana Prosecco. Note: Place your order up to one day prior (by 3pm) for pick-up or delivery on Feb. 12–14.
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      AHS Car Raffle

      You could win a Mazda Miata convertible through the 17th annual Austin Humane Society car raffle powered by Roger Beasley Mazda. Each ticket provides one night of safe and warm shelter, nutritious food, quality medical care, and lots of love for a cat or dog who is waiting to find a home.
      Tickets available now; drawing held April 17. $20; three tickets for $50.  
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      Akirash Online

      Sure, Austin's Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH has an exhibition at the Carver Museum right now – and the place is closed, of course. But this Lagos-born artist also happens to have one of the most robust websites around, though you'll need a mighty big screen to get the best effect of his huge and colorful mixed-media creations and performance pieces.
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      Antonelli's: Valentine's Gift Box

      Leave it to the locally acclaimed, internationally celebrated cheesemongers of Antonelli's to wrangle up the perfect dairy-forward foodie gift for expressing your love with. This festive "Spread the Love" box includes cheese, charcuterie, and an array of pairings like chocolate, pickles, nuts, and more – from Cowgirl Creamery, Carr Valley, Smoking Goose, SRSLY Chocolate, and more.
      Order soon, supplies are v. limited. $85.  
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      Art 84: Cornelius Carter

      This is a virtual preview of "Work in Progress" by Austin's Cornelius Carter, a work that "captures the struggles and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all."
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      Atelier Dojo: Remote Studios

      The local powerhouse of figurative painting, the art school that's the smart school for artists of all kinds, they've got a painting-along-at-home series going to help you keep your skills honed in these socially restrictive times, featuring live costumed models posing on camera and a thriving community of creatives rendering that lovely human biotecture from their separate studios. "Join us for a three-hour costumed-model drawing session. Use any supplies you wish, listen to music, share your work, chat with others. It’s a great way to stay connected with your art community!"
      Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm; Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays, 9:30-12:30pm. $5.  

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